Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ogoh-ogoh and Nyepi 2014, Bali

Ogoh-ogoh in Bali
Nyepi 2014 in Bali on March 31, 2014. Nyepi is a day to relax, meditation, resist the urge, do not go out of the house, the day of prayer, hunger and thirst, do not start a fire, should not be seized and fight. That's the usual activities undertaken by residents of Bali, the day of Nyepi in Bali.

Ogoh-ogoh parade before Nyepi Day 2014 will be held on March 30, 2014. Ogoh-ogoh 2014 feared by political observers will be used as a campaign event. Because this year is the year of politics in Indonesia. Parliamentary and presidential elections took place in 2014. Parliamentary elections in April.

When the day of Nyepi, all the roads are very quiet, no vehicles, no people, no lights on at night, no noise, no fumes, no shops are open, the airport was closed, schools were closed, only hospitals that remain open. Even the local television broadcast is not permitted.

That may be crossing the street only ambulance, and other emergency purposes. Street only security officers guarding the area so that no criminal acts of the wicked. Allowed to turn on the lights if there are infants and the sick. All must be with the knowledge of security officers and local village officials.

When Nyepi, tourists and foreign tourists should not be doing activities that prominently outside the hotel. Not to be traveling to disturb the peace. Tourists and foreign tourists are only allowed activity around the hotel. All tour and travel services suspended when Nyepi.

Before Nyepi is vestival ogoh-ogoh, which can be witnessed by tourists. When watching ogoh-ogoh, it is advisable to look for a good location and proper staging. Because not all areas in Bali featuring ogoh-ogoh. Highly recommended to watch ogoh-ogoh in the arts center. Denpasar, Tabanan, and Gianyar, has Parede ogoh-ogoh is good and beautiful. Ogoh-ogoh large lot in Tabanan, ogoh-ogoh beautiful lot in Gianyar, ogoh-ogoh unique lot in Denpasar and Badung.

The day after Nyepi day in 2014, was the day Ngembak Geni. Named Ngembak Geni because people may start a fire and work as usual. It is highly advised not to visit any beach in Bali on Nyembak Geni. For all the beaches in Bali certainly visited by residents of Bali to perform ritual ablutions.

Nyepi Day has been internationally recognized as a day to clean up the pollution and destruction of nature from nature olehmanusia. Because on the day of Nyepi, all human activity stopped completely. When Nyepi, the earth becomes more calm, peaceful, the air is free of pollution. Birds and other animals can live freely without fear with the threat of humans.

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  1. I heard a rumor that the Ogoh Ogoh parade is canceled in Ubud this year. Is that true? We'd really like to witness some festivities and we're staying in Ubud. Thanks for any info!

  2. I was also informed that the ogoh-ogoh will not be held in Ubud. But till date there is no official decision of the local government about it. The possibility of ogoh-ogoh parade will still be held in Ubud.


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